Lombardy Hotel

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The Lombardy Hotel is located at 111 East 56th Street (between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue) in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City. The building was turned into a co-op in 1957. Built in the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for his mistress, silent film star Marion Davies, The Lombardy has been the New York residence of film stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The building still feels like a grand New York apartment house. The apartments are individually owned and decorated co-ops, mostly by wealthy non-US citizens, and may choose whether to put their unit in the hotel rental pool or not.

Interior designer Robert Denning designed the hotel's lobby in the 1990s. The lobby was since renovated, but Robert Denning's personal apartment, where he lived till he died, is still like he designed it with a combined living and dining room, master bedroom suite and a guest bedroom.[1]

Lobby of the Lombardy Hotel.

The hotel lobby was renovated in October 2012 to refresh the design as part of an ongoing restoration. The hallways were renovated in 2015 and units are consistently updated by individual owners.

LDV Hospitality alongside Chef Marc Forgione opened American Cut at The Lombardy, a deco-inspired modern streak restaurant. Offering signatures such as the Chili Lobster; the “OG” 1924 Hotel Caesar; and the 42 oz. Tomahawk Rib-Eye, in addition to several new dishes such as a show-stopping 52 oz. Porterhouse complete with flaming bone marrow butter prepared tableside. It is their only location offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also at The Lombardy is Ninth Street Espresso offering high quality coffee. Nico Salon is located in the lower level of The Lombardy offering a wide range of services.[2]

There are currently 160 studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments in the hotel rental pool and additional units owned by permanent residents or used solely as second homes. Some apartments are available for sale which may be used as a residence or investment.[3]

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Photographs of Robert Denning's apartment

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patricia Wolk (October 8, 2006). "The Sweet Smell of Excess". The New York Times. Retrieved March 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Life After Nobu". Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Lombardy Hotel in New York". Retrieved 19 October 2012. 

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Coordinates: 40°45′38.5″N 73°58′13.36″W / 40.760694°N 73.9703778°W / 40.760694; -73.9703778